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in business post superstorm sandy. and don't strain your eyes on this map, but please try to note the dimmed outlines in lower manhattan on the left-hand side of your screen. those are the lines that are no-go, because of flooding or lack of power or both. and that's a big part of the city. still, a silver lining. bus and subway and commuter train rides are free today. free tomorrow. under new york's transportation emergency decree. travel by car, however, is pretty much a nightmare. and even if you can travel, take a look at these things. cars lined up for gas. filling stations need power too, and in new jersey where these scenes were shot, almost 2 million homes and businesses do not have power. so you're looking at a line that will lead eventually to a bp station in middletown, new jersey. look how long they waited. >>> and do you want to fly? that was the scene on tuesday, and guess what? now all three of the greater new york airports will be open today, including this airport, which looked like long island sound. it's laguardia. as recently as tuesday, tarmacs under water. really a rema
's largest city 3 1/2 days after the onslaught of superstorm sandy. the extent of the devastation in staten island, and the desperation there is only now coming into focus. take for instance the death toll alone. at least 19 people, and that is almost half of the total for the entire toll for new york city, a and there is no light. there is no heat. there is no power. food now has been running short. fear has been running high. just listen to this woman. >> we are going to die if we get killed with the weather. we are going to die. we are going to the freeze. we have 90-year-old people. we are going to die. you don't understand. you have to get your trucks here on this corner, now. >> we are trying to get to you -- >> this is three days. >> the man to whom donna solli was pouring out her heart was new york's senior senator charles schumer who was on a tour of staten island, and even for those of us who live in the new york area, the death and the destruction unleashed by sandy and the pain and the fear of the recovery process are really difficult to completely comprehend. take for instance
couple of weeks since the east coast ravaged by superstorm sandy. sints that sto since that storm hit, there's been an election, a standoff in florida's vote count, a damaging nor'easter, a potential fiscal cliff and a scandal at the top of the cia that forced the director to step down. and as you are learning all of this news and going about your life, a small community in eastern new york that was hammered by sandy has been waiting and waiting and waiting without power, without transportation, without food and in some cases without water. they have been waiting for help to arrive of any kind. it's unconscienable. victor blackwell is there. going into our third week now, how did these people, victor, fall through the cracks? >> reporter: it has not been very easy at all ashleigh. i just climbed up to the 14th floor to talk to mrs. doris hood. she has been here since the 28th and she walked down just once to vote. and then walked back up. she has no running water, she has no heat, no electricity, she has gas so she has her oven on and that's how she's keeping her apartment warm. we ha
just a week and a half after super storm sandy, this garden variety nor'easter is just wrong and it is cruel, you might say. and here is how some new yorkers would actually like to say something on television, this sucks. it just does. 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts? that's the kind of wind that knocks out power to tens of thousands of homes. people who probably already went without power for a week. businesses, also, that hadn't lost it during sandy or had just gotten it back, out again. storm surges threatening the water front areas and parts of connecticut that today have more than a foot of snow. cnn's deb feyerick is in the community of gerrittson beach in brooklyn. how the do things look there now, deb? >> reporter: you know, they don't look that great, actually, ashleigh. this entire area was under water after the hurricane. now it is covered with snow. look down this way. okay. the water is at the end of this block. cars coming up to us right now. but the water was at the end of the block. it was not considered an evacuation zone, zone a,because of the fact that there's a
americans who are hurricane sandy victims, this super stom is now blamed for 110 tenths in this country. 1.5 million customers still no power. seven days later. and it is cold, folks. for the hardest-hit states of new york, new jersey and connecticut, this is another brutal day of recovery. mike bloomberg minced no words when he spelled out one of his most urgent concerns. >> the magnitude of the problem is we could have between 30,000 and 40,000 people that we're going to have to find housing for. we are working on it. we will continue to get this done. >> another very serious problem, finding gasoline. look at the lines. cars, home generators, a lot of them just don't have it. many stations don't have power so they can't pump the gas even if they do have it. the storm damage is keeping of tanker trucks from getting to where they need to to fill up those stations and the demand is emptying those stations' tanks when they do get filled. you can also expect sandy's aftermath to disrupt the voting tomorrow as well. mayor bloomberg saying as many as 143,000 new york city voters are going to h
-star general named david petraeus. two and a half weeks after sandy, president obama prepares to see the on going misery in parts of new york city. we are live in staten island this hour. >>> but we begin with general petraeus. no longer the top most of the echelons of national security. but not consigned to oblivion either not by any stretch. we've got two signature pieces of reporting this hour. "time" magazine is reporting that petraeus's biographer turned mistress once toyed with entering politics. she reportedly told acquaintances backing in jul that will gop "money men" had approached her about a senate run from north carolina. she says she was "tempted." "time" magazine reports but petraeus was strongly against it. is it "time" is also reporting on the internal fbi struggle over whether to tell the white house what and whom they were investigating. it turns out the white house wasn't informed till the night of the election. three days before general petraeus resigned. on a personal level, general petraeus is telling aides and confidantes that he is devastated by the pain and s
their homes to witness in the light of day what superstorm sandy had brought to our shores, what it had done to our neighbors and how it had wrecked their lives and yet today, the light of day is just about to only light that some new yorkers who live in far rockaway and queens have because if you can believe it, they still don't have power. 16 days and counting. while the long island power authority says that 99% of customers do have their power back, that's just not so for the 206 homes including families like this. they have been forced to endure freezing temperatures over the weekend, no heat, no light, no electricity for cooks. james sanders jr. joins me now and he represents the far rockaway and also is a city council member. for that district. sir, thanks for being with us. it's a very simple question i have for you. why are these people the last of the last and when is relief coming? >> i would argue that it's a question of race and class. i would argue that it's a question of the antiquated ability of lipa to deal with its reza debit dents. we have been so mistreated by lipa, i myse
that massive storm, sandy, pounded the northeast and a nor'easter then followed right up, dumping snow on an already devastated area. the numbers are still staggering. more than half million people still without power. they are not one bit happy about it, either. in fact, just minutes ago, people got on to the streets and grabbed the mic, and went to this ad hoc briefing on long island and essentially gave officials what we like to call in new york an earful. have a listen. >> this is a crisis of epic proportions. this is a natural disaster. we are here as one community together to send a message. we've had enough. lipa is disgusting. the management of lipa should be fired from top to bottom. and governor cuomo, we have a message for governor cuomo. send the national guard in here today! to turn the power back on! >> so obviously, you can see the frustration and here's why, as well. on top of all of this, gas lines are lasting longer than a work shift for so many people. it's the reality for those trying to just get back to some semblance of day to day living. today in an effort to tac
absolutely hammered by superstorm sandy and then the nor'easter that added insult to injury. and now the tables are turning as the west coast is going to be bracing for a monster weather pattern that has several states locked on to it's radar for a five-day assault. chad myers is watching the rain, wind, and the snow that is coming. they are really going to get it. how bad is it expected to be? >> there could be 20 inches of rain in spots. you put that up in the mountains and you're talking ten feet of snow and all of a sudden you have mudslides, snow slides, avalanches. it could be an ugly mess. you say a couple of days. i see four separate storms over the next 16 days hitting the same period. one storm out in the pacific, headed through san francisco and up to truckee. you don't go anywhere without the chains in your car. they are going to be chaining everything up and down there through the i-80 pass. there's the flood threat in the green because it's not going to be snowing there. there could be a foot of rain before it finally stops. we are seeing all of this purple area. that's
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